I. STD Directory in Charleston, SC

Showing 15 Testing Locations in Charleston
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  • fees
  • Appointments
CVS MinuteClinic

free / low cost
59 George St
Charleston, SC 29401
(866) 389-2727

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Tuesday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Wednesday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Thursday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Friday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Saturday, 9:00am To 5:30pm
  • Sunday, 9:00am To 4:30pm
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
CVS MinuteClinic

free / low cost
1676 N Hwy 17
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
(866) 389-2727

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Tuesday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Wednesday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Thursday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Friday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Saturday, 9:00am To 5:30pm
  • Sunday, 9:00am To 4:30pm
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
CVS MinuteClinic

free / low cost
2566 Ashley River Rd Rte 21
Charleston, SC 29414
(866) 389-2727

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Tuesday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Wednesday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Thursday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Friday, 8:30am To 7:30pm
  • Saturday, 9:00am To 5:30pm
  • Sunday, 9:00am To 4:30pm
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
Fetter Health Care Network

Downtown Health Center

free / low cost
51 Nassau St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 722-4112
[email protected]
Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:15am To 5:30pm
  • Tuesday,8:15am To 7:00pm
  • Wednesday,8:15am To 5:30pm
  • Thursday,8:15am To 7:00pm
  • Friday,8:15am To 1:00pm
  • Saturday,9:00am To 1:00pm
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Fee Information
  • Donations Accepted
  • Fee
  • Free HIV Testing
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Rapid Testing
  • Herpes Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
Fetter Health Care Network

Enterprise Pediatric Health Center

free / low cost
2047 Comstock Ave
North Charleston, SC 29405
(843) 747-8893

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Tuesday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Wednesday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Thursday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Friday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
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  • Fee Information
  • Donations Accepted
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Herpes Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
Fetter Health Care Network

Johns Island Health Center

free / low cost
3627 Maybank Highway
Johns Island, SC 29455
(843) 628-0284
[email protected]
Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:00am To 6:00pm
  • Tuesday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Wednesday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Thursday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Friday,8:00am To 1:00pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
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  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Free HIV Testing
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • PrEP for uninsured
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Herpes Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
Medical University of South Carolina

Infectious Diseases Clinic

free / low cost
135 Rutledge Ave
Charleston, SC 29425
(843) 792-9200

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Free HIV Testing
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Herpes Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
Medical University of South Carolina

University Family Medicine Ellis Oak

free / low cost
650 Ellis Oak Dr
Charleston, SC 29412
(843) 792-3451

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Tuesday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Wednesday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Thursday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Friday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Saturday,9:00am To 11:30am
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Herpes Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
MUSC Health - Martello Primary Care

Dr Jon McGough

490 Martello Dr Charleston, South Carolina 29412
(843) 876-1139

  • Hours of Operation
  • Fee Information
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
Newton Family Medicine

free / low cost
1477 Tobias Gadson Blvd
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 766-7696
[email protected]
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Tuesday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Wednesday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Thursday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Friday,8:00am To 1:00pm
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  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Herpes Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
Palmetto Community Care

free / low cost
3547 Meeting St Rd
North Charleston, SC 29405
(843) 747-2273

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday, 8:30am To 4:30pm
  • Tuesday, 8:30am To 4:30pm
  • Wednesday, 8:30am To 6:00pm
  • Thursday, 8:30am To 4:30pm
  • Friday, 8:30am To 4:30pm
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  • Fee Information
  • Donations Accepted
  • Free HIV Testing
  • Free Hepatitis C Testing
  • Free STD Testing
  • Low Cost
  • No Fee
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • No
Planned Parenthood South Atlantic

Charleston Health Center

free / low cost
1312 Ashley River Rd
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 628-4380
[email protected]
Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,10:00am To 7:00pm
  • Tuesday,9:00am To 3:00pm
  • Wednesday,9:00am To 5:00pm
  • Friday,8:00am To 3:00pm
  • Saturday,8:00am To 3:00pm
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  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Herpes Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
Roper Saint Francis Healthcare

Ryan White Wellness Center of Roper St Francis

free / low cost
1481 Tobias Gadson Blvd
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 402-3093
[email protected]
Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Tuesday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Wednesday,8:00am To 5:00pm
  • Thursday,8:00am To 7:00pm
  • Friday,8:00am To 12:00pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Free HIV Testing
  • Low Cost
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Hepatitis C Test
  • Herpes Test
  • Rapid Blood HIV Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control

Charleston County Public Health Department

free / low cost
1189 Sweetgrass Basket Pkwy
Ste 100
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 856-1210

Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Tuesday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Wednesday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Thursday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Friday,8:30am To 5:00pm
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  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • HPV Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Herpes Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control

Region 7 Public Health Office

free / low cost
3574 Maybank Highway
Johns Island, SC 29455
(843) 559-2855
[email protected]
Website
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Tuesday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Wednesday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Thursday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Friday,8:30am To 5:00pm
  • Saturday: -: - -:
  • Sunday: -: - -:
  • Fee Information
  • Fee
  • Insurance Accepted
  • Low Cost
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Sliding Scale
  • Services Provided
  • Chlamydia Test
  • Conventional Blood HIV Test
  • Gonorrhea Test
  • Herpes Test
  • Syphilis Test
  • Appointment Required?
  • Yes

According to data published by the CDC, the most prevalent STDs in South Carolina are chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. Charleston County, where Charleston is located, reports STD rates that surpass the national average.

Chlamydia

Chlamydia is the most common STD in Charleston. In 2018, the CDC reported 2,839 infections in Charleston County. This is equal to a rate of 707 infections per 100,000 people, which is considerably higher than the national frequency of 540 infections. Most South Carolinians who are diagnosed with this STD are aged 15-29, with those aged 20-24 being diagnosed most frequently at a rate of 3,703 infections per 100,000 people. Females are considerably more likely than males to be diagnosed with chlamydia. Among females across all age groups, this infection is reported at a frequency of 882, compared to 450 among males.

Chlamydia Cases and Rate in South Carolina, 2018

Gonorrhea

In 2018, there were 1,002 documented cases of gonorrhea in Charleston County, which was a 26% increase over the number reported in 2017. The STD is diagnosed at a rate of about 250 infections per 100,000 people, which is a little lower than the statewide rate of 275 but quite a bit higher than the national rate of 179. The majority of infections in the state are documented in those aged 15-29. In this group, gonorrhea is reported at a rate of 1,000 infections per 100,000 people. In South Carolina, males and females are equally likely to be diagnosed with gonorrhea.

Syphilis

In 2018, there were 384 cases of primary or secondary syphilis in South Carolina, which is equal to a frequency of eight infections per 100,000 people. Of these infections, 51 were documented in Charleston County. This corresponds to a rate of 13 infections per 100,000 people. Statewide, the number of P&S syphilis cases has been on the rise since 2006, increasing nearly five-fold between 2006 and 2018. The vast majority of cases in the state were reported in males, particularly those aged 25-29.

Syphilis Cases and Rate in South Carolina, 2000-2018

In some cases, STDs cause noticeable symptoms such as fever, pain, sores, or rashes. Often, those with STDs have no symptoms at all. Unfortunately, whether or not an STD causes symptoms, it can lead to serious long-term consequences such as certain types of cancers, infertility or sterility, heart disease, or arthritis. STDs don’t clear up on their own, so sexually active Charleston residents must be screened for infections and treated if necessary, annually, or more often depending on their possible exposure to risk. Fortunately, numerous clinics in the Charleston area provide free or low-cost STD testing, making it easy for individuals to stay up-to-date on their status.

III. STD Resources in Charleston, SC

CVS MinuteClinic

CVS MinuteClinic provides low-cost STD testing and treatment for adults aged 18 and over, as well as treatment for those whose partner was recently diagnosed with an STD. Infections clients may be tested for include bacterial vaginosis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, syphilis, HPV, and HIV. Antibiotics are prescribed for bacterial infections, such as chlamydia and gonorrhea, and referrals for treatment are given for viral STDs, such as HIV and syphilis. Appointments for service are required and can be made by calling the clinic or scheduling online. Some STD services are available via telehealth for clients who don’t have STD symptoms.

59 George Street
Charleston, SC 29401
866-389-2727
Website

Fetter Health Care Network

Fetter Health Care Network is a nonprofit organization that operates several community clinics throughout South Carolina, including one in Charleston. It provides a full array of women’s health services, including STD testing and treatment. The clinic accepts most health insurance plans and has sliding fees based on income for qualifying individuals. Other services provided at the clinic include primary care, dental care, pediatrics, behavioral health, and case management. Appointments are required and can be made by calling the clinic or submitting a request form through the MyFetterHome web-based patient portal.

51 Nassau Street
Charleston, SC 29403
843-722-4112
Website

Charleston Health Center

Charleston Health Center is a Planned Parenthood clinic that provides affordable healthcare services. Clients can be tested and treated for STDs, such as trichomoniasis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. Testing is conducted through urine analysis, blood draws, throat swabs, or exams, and results are generally available within a few days to a couple of weeks, depending on the type of test. The clinic accepts most health insurance plans, and a sliding fee schedule is available for qualifying individuals. Walk-ins are accepted, but clients are encouraged to make an appointment, which they can do over the phone or online.

1312 Ashley River Road
Charleston, SC 29407
843-628-4380
Website

Palmetto Community Care

Palmetto Community Care provides free, confidential STD and HIV testing for those living in the Greater Charleston area. STDs clients can be tested for include chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. The clinic is open from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday, with extended hours until 6 p.m. on Wednesday, and no appointments are needed for services. In addition to STD testing, the center offers client support groups, medical case management, a nutrition program, a hygiene pantry, housing, and noncriminal legal services.

3547 Meeting Street Road
North Charleston, SC 29405
843-747-2273
Website

Newton Family Medicine

Newton Family Medicine is a low-cost clinic that provides STD screening and treatment. While a fee is charged for services, including STD testing, most public and private insurance plans are accepted, and qualifying clients are charged according to an income-based sliding fee schedule. Appointments are required for service and can be requested over the phone or online. Along with STD services, the clinic provides immunizations, travel medicine, HIV prevention with PREP, dermatology services, men’s and women’s health care, and chronic illness management.

1477 Tobias Gadson Boulevard
Charleston, SC 29407
843-766-7696
Website

Northwoods Public Health Clinic

Northwoods Public Health Clinic is operated by the state’s Department of Health and Environmental Control and offers free and low-cost health services to individuals in the Charleston area. This clinic provides a full array of sexual health services, including STD and HIV testing. STDs clients are tested for include HPV, herpes, syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia. Most types of insurance plans are accepted, and the clinic has a sliding fee scale for qualifying clients. To make an appointment, individuals should call the clinic.

2070 Northbrook Boulevard, Suite A-20
North Charleston, SC 29406
843-953-4300
Website

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